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Cybercrime by wire fraud – what’s covered?

Perhaps the only thing worse than falling victim to a business email compromise or “CEO fraud” that results in millions of dollars in wire fraud theft – is wondering whether your insurance will cover any of the loss.

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Popular Belkin Wi-Fi routers plagued by unpatched security flaws

The Belkin N600 DB wireless dual band router model has unpatched vulnerabilities that could allow hackers to compromise affected devices.

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Intel says GPU malware is no reason to panic, yet

Malware that runs inside GPUs (graphics processing units) can be harder to detect, but is not completely invisible to security products.

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Do boards of directors actually care about cybersecurity?

There’s no shortage of arguments that cybersecurity needs to be aligned with the needs of the business, or that security is now a “boardroom issue.” And it seems that a new report or study is issued every day that states that boards...

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Inside the head of your company’s cyber traitor

Employers misjudge how potential insider cyberattackers will judge the risks and payoffs from their crimes.

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Bought a brand-new phone? It could still have malware

Security company G Data has identified more than 20 mobile phones -- most sold in Asia and Europe through third parties -- that have malware installed despite being marketed as new, according to a research report.

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Intel: Criminals are getting better at data exfiltration

Enterprises tend to be highly focused on keeping attackers out of their systems, but most of the actual damage happens not when the bad guys first break in, but when they're able to successfully steal data -- and the techniques...

OK, your first clue should have been...

This IT pilot fish gets a call from a friend who complains that her computer has acquired a virus after getting an email from her Internet security provider -- warning her that her laptop has been stolen.

The Web's 10 most dangerous neighborhoods

Wouldn't it be convenient if all the spam and malware sites were all grouped together under one top-level domain -- .evil, say -- so that they would be easy to avoid? According to a new study from Blue Coat, there are in fact ten...

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Tired of memorizing passwords? A Turing Award winner came up with this algorithmic trick.

Passwords are a bane of life on the Internet today, but one Turing Award winner has an algorithmic approach he thinks could make them not only easier to manage but also more secure.

A new version of the sophisticated Duqu malware is used for spying

Russia, China said to use hacked databases to find U.S. spies

Russian and Chinese cyberspying units are reportedly cross-checking hacked databases to identify U.S. intelligence operatives.

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Adobe Flash: Kill it now

It’s time to put Flash out of our misery once and for all. And, thanks to Google, it may finally happen.

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U.S. readies sanctions against China for cyberspying

Experts question whether the penalties on Chinese companies for economic cyber espionage will have a significant effect.

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Behind the scenes: Security operations at the Little League World Series

Each year in late August, the Little League World Series (LLWS) in South Williamsport, Pa., kicks-off. However, before the games, there’s a ramp –up on security at the Little League Baseball World Series Complex, which requires months...

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Linux Foundation's security checklist can help harden workstations

The Linux Foundation published a list of security recommendations to help systems administrators harden Linux workstations.

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KeyRaider malware stole over 225,000 Apple credentials from jailbroken iOS devices

A new iOS malware targeting jailbroken Apple devices has pulled off the "largest known Apple account theft caused by malware."

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The mission and capabilities of the FBI Cyber Division

Find out about the mission of the Cyber division, the resources available, how best to engage the FBI, among other topics.

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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 processor gets technology to secure Android phones

Qualcomm is promising to improve security and privacy on high-end smartphones with Snapdragon Smart Protect, which uses on-device machine learning to help detect zero-day malware.

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